Category Archives: Borneo


Wild Cats on the Roof of the World

My story on the wild cats of the Tibetan Plateau on Matador Network


Wild cats of Deramakot

Just weeks after our successful trip to Borneo’s Deramakot Forest Reserve (trip report can be found here), Mike – our guide filmed this incredible footage of a female Clouded leopard with two cubs. The female in […]


Wild nights in Borneo

This story first appeared in Escape section of Sunday Telegraph on 8 October 2017 The moonless tropical night is perfectly still, as we cruise along Borneo’s Kinabatangan River in search of nocturnal wildlife. The beam […]


In search of the Clouded leopard

I returned to Borneo in February 2017, with the specific focus of looking for the Sunda Clouded leopard. The Clouded leopard used to be a notoriously difficult cat to see in the wild. Mainly, because no […]


Wildlife watching in Deramakot, Borneo

Day 7  Another travel day across the countryside.  A short boat ride after breakfast brought us to the jetty on the other side of the river, where we parked our car two days ago.  There […]


Wildlife watching on Kinabatangan River, Borneo

Day 5 Most of today was taken up by travelling from Danum Valley to Sukau for our stay at Osman Homestay on Kinabatangan River. We left the field centre at about 8am and saw a group […]


Wildlife watching in Danum Valley, Borneo

I have had my eye on Danum Valley for a number of years, ever since I first heard about it while living in Thailand. A field station surrounded by ancient rainforest, where Clouded leopards and […]


In search of the Flat-headed cat – quest fulfilled

On my last day in Kinabatangan, I decided to make the most of the time I had left and joined a morning river cruise. After a night spent on the river, 6 am start did […]


In search of the Flat-headed cat – Days 2 & 3

My second morning in the jungle started way too early. I woke up blurry-eyed at 7am so full of nervous energy that I couldn’t go back to sleep. For something to do I joined Dan […]


In search of the Flat-headed cat – Day 1

Deep in the ancient jungle of Malaysian Borneo, trapped in the narrow stretch of forest between the endless sea of oil-palm plantations and the Kinabatangan River, one of the world’s rarest and least known felines […]